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We are a global community that celebrates diversity, so we encourage Facilitators from all time zones and availability schedules, backgrounds, and perspectives.
Michaela is a communication and marketing specialist, translator, cultural mediator, biomimicry practitioner, safari guide, keen naturalist, and biology enthusiast. She is looking for links where people have not yet connected the dots. Her Masters in International Relations, and the capacity for abstraction gained from her MBA in Aviation Management, help her handle the multicultural and interdisciplinary impact of communication across diverse fields of application.
Founder at Eclosions; Biomimicry Switzerland; Systems Innovation Hub: Geneva
Shaun co-founded Complexity Weekend to help empower teams to learn Complexity by doing while working to solve the world's toughest problems together. At Microsoft, Shaun leads a team of full-stack (Python/Scala) data scientists and engineers, which has developed access management scoring and anomaly detection systems to enforce the Principle of Least Privilege throughout data centers worldwide. His personal research interests involve combining Complexity Science with Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics axioms to peek at fundamental properties of emergent phenomena.
Principal Data Scientist at Microsoft; Co-Founder at Research Mentors; Co-Founder at Complexity Weekend
Daniel Ari Friedman
Daniel is a postdoctoral researcher with primary focus on the distributed physiology and evolutionary genomics in the eusocial insects. He is also interested in topics related to remote teams, cognitive security, and open science. Daniel has been involved in Complexity through located events and online communities of practice such as Complexity Weekend and previously, the Stanford Complexity Group.
Alexandra is a PhD student in neuroscience, studying how immune molecules regulate the proper establishment of connections in the brain. She is interested in studying and applying the emergent properties of collaborative art, questions and narrative information management.
PhD Candidate at UC Davis (Neuroscience Program)
Andrew Penland (a.k.a. Octopus) enjoys free-form epistemic foraging, chaotic dynamical systems, and playing with symbols. He has a Ph.D. in Mathematics, but prefers words and images to equations.
Sudebi is a meta-facilitator, futurist, educator, and a designer of learning, narratives, and regenerative leadership. She designs experiences, engagement, and environment that allow people to think, have dialogue, make their thinking and interaction visible, and enable them to design their own solutions and narratives using different modes and media. Sudebi has co-founded a design collective, Depicentre, and started a unique pedagogy-, art-, and design-led trans-local initiative, “The Archival City - a site of learning”.
Associate Dean at Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, and Technology; Co-Founder at Depicentre Consulting
Probal is the co-founder and CEO of the design-led collective, Depicentre Consulting. He works on the interfaces of business, learning, design, analytics, innovation, and storytelling. With leadership experience across seven countries strengthening his ability to manage cross-cultural and cross-functional virtual teams in complex matrix organisations, he has a passion for driving content- and culture- driven organisations making economic, social, ecological, and educational impact. He has been able to design effective products, services, and solutions, serving customers and building successful coalitions.
Co-Founder and CEO at Depicentre Consulting
Lead ecologist and data scientist at African Data Technologies. Resident ecologist and permaculture designer at Kumano Shindo GIA. Accelerating our transition to a regenerative future as Core Steward at the Global Regeneration CoLab (GRC). Co-founder at System of Systems Thinkers. Inter-networkweaving a bit all over the place.
Lead Ecologist at African Data Technologies
As an ecological artist, Naho authors a new urban design methodology, “Give Space,” in order to give back more space and return habitats to other-than-human beings in a beyond-anthropocentric way.
Founder at Give Space Urban Design
As a sociolinguistic researcher in remote communities, Tim traveled back in time to the environment our brains are mostly evolved for. That experience put him on a crusade to rejig social systems to be in line with neuroscience. He’s tried and failed as a missionary, financial auditor, tech CEO, and politician. Now he works with tech companies bringing agent-based modeling into their product management so he can make wealthy and powerful friends and learn some good dance moves for his next political go-round.
Jean F. Queralt
Founder and CEO of The IO Foundation, a nonprofit advocating for Data-Centric Digital Rights. Disturbed by the level of intrusion of technology in the lives of citizens, he took the leap in 2018 of starting TIOF to establish a more solid and targeted direction to address Digital Rights from a technical standards perspective.
Jean F. Queralt
Founder and CEO, The IO Foundation
Kilian has facilitated workshops for over 45 schools and universities, including IIT Delhi.
Founder at Worldology
I am a researcher (MSc) with a profile in Philosophy, Psychology and Systems Neuroscience. I also have a background and a keen interest in the network dynamics of complex adaptive systems and have spent the last year using a biologically plausible reinforcement learning model (Active Inference under the free energy principle) to model the emergence of cumulative culture from joint communication in an ecology of social virtual agents. I have had the immense privilege of learning the fundamentals of deep FEP-AI from Karl Friston and his students, and am currently pursuing a PhD position which would allow me to expand on this knowledge of deep learning architectures and explore the nature of human and machine intelligence from the intersection of philosophy, neuroscience and complexity.
Researcher at University of Amsterdam
Jessica Zartler is a Communications Advisor & Researcher at Block Science, Founding Steward of the Token Engineering Commons, Token Engineering Academy Advisor and former Ecosystem Development Director for the Commons Stack. She is a token engineering and governance researcher and award-winning journalist, studying regenerative economics, computer-aided governance, complex systems, algorithmic policy and memetics. Jessica’s work has appeared on Hacker Noon, CNN, Associated Press, and MSNBC. She has spoken at dozens of international events on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Jessica is passionate about yogic science & philosophy, token engineering and harnessing technology for the well being of all life on this planet.
Matthew works at the intersection of software, psychology, and complex systems. These interests first took root while studying Evolutionary Psychology and assisting with Behavioral Economic research at Yale’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory. From there Matthew began a career in software engineering, where he applied these interests to the development of software interfaces used by millions around the world, most notably as a member of Netflix’s Television UI team, where he worked on experimental initiatives conceptualizing and prototyping the future of entertainment software. Presently, Matthew consults on systems architecture, advises companies within the startup space, and writes about topics related to the evolution of human socioeconomic, technological, and representational systems–in particular the emergence and impact of cryptoeconomic protocols, as outlined in his Crypto Beyond Capitalism essay series. He spends most of his free time restoring land and growing food in Oregon’s woodlands.
Independent Contractor / Researcher
I made it the core of my business to search with my clients and collaborators for narratives that do work, narratives that fuel the paradigm shifts towards a world where we all want to live in. I help my clients to strengthen trust, so that we create environments where everyone can find and is willing to share their gifts. Environments where taking responsibility and contributing to a greater good feeds our souls and our businesses. I peak with my clients into possibilities that lie beyond traditional centralized power structures. We together discover and apply planetary wisdom.
Founder at Dare to Imagine
Shirley Haruka Bekins
Shirley explores how systems thinking and complexity science can highlight different questions and insights for complex socioeconomic challenges. Shirley researches homelessness, cities, health, and poverty through systems and complexity science frameworks, with a focus on developing agent-based models and systems maps. Shirley is a special projects consultant at the Human Computation Institute. Shirley also works on civic tech/open source data projects and hackathons at Code for America, One Fact Foundation, and INDIGO at Oxford University. Shirley has 20 years of experience developing mixed use affordable housing and healthcare facilities. Shirley has a Master’s in public administration with urban policy specialization from Columbia University.
Shirley Haruka Bekins
Selar is an advocate and catalyst for transformational shifts to regeneration and a more democratic economy, believing in the generation of social outcomes through the implementation of material accountability and re-direction of capital to achieve social and environmental outcomes, alongside financial return, for long-term community wellbeing.
Founder and MD, Future Value Global Founder and Director, Future Value Foundation Director and Member, Coalition of Everyone Director, Family for Every Child (NZ) Advisor, Grass Skirt Project Advisor, LemonTree Fundraising Advisor, Seaworthy Collective
A thought coalition builder and educator in the space of democratising seemingly esoteric learning- be it on concepts of mathematics or human development or inner transformation- I love making knowledge massy yet effective. A vipassana meditator and sense of self ranges from I, the Me to I am the Universe. Walking the journey of reconciling my scientific understanding of complexity with that of spiritual history we have been bequeathed.
Work with the Poverty and Human Development Monitoring Agency, Govt of Odisha, India; Alumna of IIT Bhubaneswar, IIM Bangalore, Indian School of Democracy
Web3 change agent with a background in regenerative crypto-economic systems. Currently facilitating the codification of ecological state protocols that foster bottom up transformation via practice based methodologies. Bypassing gatekeepers.
Co-founder @LunarPunkLabs. H3uni Contributor
Mario Yanez is dedicated to envisioning and inspiring a transition toward life-sustaining, regenerative human cultures. He has an academic background in finance, information systems and ecology. He has several decades of experience applying systems thinking to developing and funding cutting-edge interventions supportive of a much-needed cultural evolution. As a whole-systems designer, he is working at various scales, implementing regenerative landscapes and transformative ecosocial systems. As a scholar-practitioner, he is researching complexity and pathways toward cultivating wholeness and aliveness in human systems. Mario resides in Portugal, practices globally and is native to the Greater Everglades bioregion.
Jillian Hovey is a wholistic practitioner of regenerative systems design, with a focus on permaculture and eco communities. She works creatively and collaboratively with individuals and groups, and has supported a wide range of projects in 40 countries across 5 continents over the past 30 years. Since early in her career, Jillian has seen the deep need for skill development in “Human Ecologies.” She is an advocate for the development of an Integral worldview with a focus on meeting healthy human needs in regenerative ways as we transition to the 2nd Tier of Spiral Dynamics.